Field Education & Vicarage
The goal of field education is to integrate theoretical understanding with practical experience in the congregational setting under the supervision of the field education pastor. The experiences are structured so that the student is gradually mentored in various aspects of pastoral ministry in conjunction with their growth in formation in the classroom. The student becomes acquainted with the pastor and the congregation, attends worship, meetings, and other congregational activities, and learns more about congregational life. They also practice pastoral skills under supervision of the field education pastor. This occurs as they assist in a limited way in preaching, and in leading worship, Bible studies, confirmation, and Sunday School classes, and in other experiential opportunities offered by the congregation.
Field education culminates in a twelve-month vicarage (internship) normally in the third year of the Masters of Divinity program. Upon certification by the faculty, the student is assigned a vicarage and is officially placed by the Council of Presidents of Lutheran Church Canada (LCC) into a congregation of LCC. Vicarage takes place under the direct supervision of a pastor-supervisor and the seminary’s director of vicarage, providing full-time practical experience for students in a congregational setting.
Director of Field Education & Vicarage:
Dr. Edward Kettner
phone: (780) 474-1468 ext. 226
fax: (780) 479-3067